The May 8th gathering of 212 Dialogue Practitioners in Richmond, Virginia, was convened by Susan Williams, the Organisational Development Manager for the Virginia Dept of Corrections.  The day was facilitated by Peter Garrett and Jane Ball from the UK, and attended by Robert Sarly President of the US Academy of Professional Dialogue, and other Academy Members including Harold Clarke and Tom O'Connor.

Inaugural meeting of the US Academy of Professional Dialogue on August 12th 2017 at the Hilton Washington Dulles Airport.
Back row: James Herman, Cliff Penwell, Robert Sarly, Dan Schlegel, Alan Adelman, John Neely, Peter Garrett
Front row: Beth Macy, Linda Ellinor, Andrea Ross, Valorie Sanders, Jane Ball, Susan Williams, Beth Herman, Marla Crockett